Dino Fenzi – President of Vitrum – was optimistic when speaking about the next Vitrum show on the occasion of a special Italian-styled evening attended by the international press and the managers of the Italian companies exhibiting at the German show: “We are confident about the success of Vitrum 2013 and positive that our technologically cutting-edge exhibitors will be favorably received and that interesting business opportunities will reward the efforts expended by companies to developed increasingly more advanced and tailor-made solutions. I’d like to thankfully acknowledge the press for giving visibility and exposure to the glass processing industry, a highly specialized and qualified sector, of which Italy is one of the most exemplary representatives”.
Vitrum 2013, a complete showcase of the latest technologies developed by companies from the world over, reasserts its success as an ever-growing event that is eagerly anticipated by trade professionals. Vitrum, in fact, succeeded in attracting a healthy attendance even during the tumultuous years the world economy has been experiencing by drawing ever larger numbers of foreign professionals interested in the premium quality of the offerings on display.
And statistics reflect this success: an exhibit space that has reached more than 71,000 square meters, approximately 500 Italian and international exhibitors, an enviable stream of visitors that flocked to the 2011 event, a 3.3% increase in foreign visitors, for a total of 20,255 participants: these are the numbers behind a consistently rising growth curve that promises to repeat in 2013.
Three themed areas with one common thread: technological innovation.
The 18th Italian appointment with the glass world will be divided into three themed areas. Vitrum 2013 will showcase the most innovative offerings for the different applications of flat glass, sophisticated technologies for the sectors of industrial glass, construction glass, and glass for furnishing.
And an entire area - Vitrum Hollow Glass - will be given over to the processing industry of glass tableware, bottles, special glass for pharmaceutical and technical applications, and cutting edge products to meet the high safety and hygiene standards.
The focus will also be on energy-saving technologies and on renewable energy sources in the Vitrum Energy section, an exciting area packed full with opportunities and where glass continues to be front and center on the green economy stage.
After the first hugely successful Vitrum Gourmet Festival, the 2013 VITRUM show will offer an event that will waft along on the aroma of good taste and the unmistakable Italian style.
Vitrum 2013 will artfully bind the two aspects of creativity and of the exquisite Italian taste, namely the supertechnological art of glass processing and the warm, inviting art of enjoying life, a preview tasting of which will be offered at the Gimav stand at Glasstec. This will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity to savor the original taste in the quintessentially Italian style.